Insurance Challenges in Academic Clinical Trials

The Intervarsity Insurance Management Group (IIMG) Conference entitled ” Insurance Challenges in Academic Clinical Trials” will take place on Thursday, 24 March, 2016, 9.30 AM – 2.00 PM. The conference is hosted by University College Cork & Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Ltd

Venue: Aula Maxima, University College Cork


The First Session will be chaired by Professor Joe Eustace, Director, HRB CRF-C, UCC HRB Clinical Research Facility


10.00 am – 10.10 am “Musings on the Early Days of Academic Clinical Trials” Dr. Michael B. Murphy, President, University College Cork

10.10 am -10.35 am “Insurance Challenges from an Academic Sponsor Perspective” Ms. Nora Geary, Deputy Corporate Secretary, University College Cork

10.35 am -10.55 am “HRB-CRCI Supporting Multi-Site Trials” Ms. Sinead Curran, Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Health Research Board
Clinical Research Coordination Ireland (HRB CRCI)

10.55am -11.25 am “Tales from the Cutting Room Floor”  Mr. Martin Hawkins, Senior Liability Underwriter, Newline Insurance Company

11.30 am–12.00 pm COFFEE

The Second Session will be chaired by Professor John Higgins, Head of College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork

12.00 pm – 12.15 pm “Developing Ireland’s Clinical Research Infrastructure” Mr. Graham Love, Chief Executive, Health Research Board

12.10 pm – 12.40 pm “:  “The State Claims Agency’s Role in Academic Trials” Mr. Ciarán Breen, Director, State Claims Agency

12.40 pm – 1.00 pm “Commercial Insurance Perspective of Academic Clinical Trials” Ms. Tina O’Keeffe, Head of Client Service – Regions, Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Ltd.

1.00 pm – 1.30 pm “A European Perspective of Academic Clinical Trials” Professor Jacques Demotes-Mainard, Director General, ECRIN-ERIC, European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION

2.00 PM – LUNCH

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